Arts & Culture

Top Denver Art Galleries You Won’t Find On Santa Fe

November 14, 2011 12:00 PM

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For years now, Denverites have flocked to Santa Fe Drive for the First Friday Artwalk to peruse the galleries there. Or, maybe they go for the free wine and appetizers? Either way, Denver’s galleries don’t start and stop on Santa Fe. The next time you want to get your art on, veer east.


3107 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 362-0199

Neopolitan features art and gifts from emerging local artists only. Make an appointment, stop by any Saturday between 12 p.m.-6 p.m., or on the second Saturday of the month between 7-10 p.m. during the Bluebird District Second Saturday Artwalks. Take the time to admire their featured jewelry, photography, body products (yes, lotions and such), plus a variety of other items sure to put your senses on high.

Rule Gallery

227 Broadway
Denver, CO 80238
(303) 777-9473

Bringing national art to Denver’s small art scene, Rule Gallery has a welcomed modern feel-quite a juxtaposition to the otherwise antique-prominent Broadway. The gallery has hosted rotating exhibitions since 1987. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m.-5 p.m., stop by Rule every one to two months to experience a new set of contemporary pieces.

Plus Gallery

2501 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 296-0927

Plus Gallery sits in Five Points in the area known as the River North Arts District (RINO). The building itself is a site worth seeing, but the true draw is the progressive contemporary artists it features from Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region. Visit on Wednesdays through Saturdays from 12 p.m.-5 p.m. or on Friday evenings from 7-10 p.m. Plus Gallery hosts periodic events, which you can usually find on their website.

Robischon Gallery

1740 Wazee Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 298-7788

Step inside and for a moment you might forget that you are in Denver. Robischon Gallery takes you to a new place; a place of international progressive art that you would likely see on one of the coasts, not our burgeoning Midwestern city. Open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

– Sara Lancaster is a Denver-based food blogger ( and writer-for-hire through her business, No. 2 Pen ( Follow her on Twitter @SaraLancaster.

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  • Ivar Zeile

    It’s very nice to see some recognition for what many in the know consider the top contemporary galleries in Denver, which by the very nature of their programs are “Destination” galleries for collectors as opposed to the scene frenzy that a district such as Santa Fe inspires. Cheers to you for recognizing at least four of my favorites (and of course I’m the owner of Plus Gallery, one on the list).

    Best regards
    Ivar Zeile, owner, Plus Gallery

  • Michael Cordova

    Excellent choice for an article. I’ll be checking all of them out. I also need to add my favorite – Susan Bell Studio Gallery on Old South Pearl Street in Denver Great artist, art and atmosphere

  • Louise

    I’m just wondering why you feel you ‘need’ rlgaely representation in the first place when this new age of showing and selling your art via the internet is already having a huge impact on artists lives around the world.I’m so excited about collecting art from Europe, America and everywhere else! I have to say, I think I’m over the whole rlgaely thing.I was recently in a well known rlgaely seriously considering buying a painting, when I realised I couldn’t stand the whole rlgaely process. It was like dealing with a used car dealer! I could almost feel my Visa card crying out to buy direct from the artist – across the web!!! Needless to say I walked out thinking I should find out if the artist had a website…Here’s the thing, you only need a handful of devoted fans to ‘make a living’ and trust me, they’re out there…

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